In the way that only bananas Foster pancakes, tater tot waffles and cast-iron-skillet burgers can be glorious.
Progress marches on at Olivia’s Diner, open from 7am to 11pm as of now in the former G Street Food location.
This isn’t a New Jersey kind of place, with jukeboxes and people who may or may not meet their untimely demise while Journey plays. No, it’s got some nods to its setting, like a long marble bar, and dark wood tables.
But hey, it’s a diner. You’re here to eat. Stuff like this:
—Breakfast all day, like biscuits and gravy, six kinds of hash and nine kinds of pancakes (like PB&J and the aforementioned bananas Foster).
—Egg sandwiches you can grab and go at the bar all morning.
—Burgers ground in-house from chuck, short rib and brisket, and seared over cast-iron skillets. Goes well with their mostly East Coast beers on tap.
—Milkshakes in flavors like Nutella or toasted coconut. Yes, you can get them spiked.
—Comfort food, like a grilled cheese with bacon and jalapeños. Oh, and instead of bread, it’s on waffles made from pressed tater tots.
Tater tots. The best way to go gluten-free.